Jacob Carpenter’s Weblog

March 12, 2009

Google Reader Tip

Filed under: Uncategorized — Jacob @ 12:10 pm

Sorry to break a long hiatus with such a lame, non-programming post. But, here’s a tip for Google Reader users:

A coworker of mine appears in my google talk list, but was not able to see my shared items in his Reader. We checked the settings a number of times, but to no avail.

Another coworker recommended the “try changing this, and then changing it back” strategy. I was skeptical, but reluctantly tried it…

And it worked!

So, if you use Google Reader and share items, check to make sure you’re sharing with everyone you intend to:

1. Click sharing settings on the left-hand side of Reader:


2. Click “Change” on the right-hand side of the newly displayed page:


3. Toggle the radio button to “Share with ‘Friends’” and click Save:


Repeat steps 2 and 3, but select “Share with all of my chat contacts,” the second time.

Hope this helps.


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